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Teeth Whitening – Best Frequently Asked Questions in 2022

Combined teeth whitening treatment

Why choose Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening helps to diminish the appearance of staining by returning natural teeth to a
lighter whiter colour, leaving you with a nice bright smile. You may choose teeth whitening
because you have an important event coming up, such as a wedding, or because you simply
want to invest in the look of your teeth and feel more comfortable showing them off. 

What can impact the effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments?

  • The shade in which your teeth are before coming in for treatment. The lighter your teeth
    are prior to teeth whitening the lighter they will be once you finish treatment; but this
    doesn’t mean you won’t be able to achieve your desired results, it just may take a few
    more visits or continuing treatment at home. 
  • The care post-treatment. It is important to take care of your teeth after receiving
    whitening treatment then they are likely to stay whiter for longer. 

What types of teeth whitening treatment do we offer?

In-chair teeth whitening 

This is performed at the clinic and the results will be seen immediately post-treatment. It
takes between 60-90 minutes to complete, where teeth will be whitened using concentrated
whitening gel and LED lighting to activate the gel. The patient may experience sensitivity
and some gum irritation in the following days.

Take home teeth whitening 

This is performed at home and may require multiple uses before visible results can be seen.
The Initial appointment will take between 15-30 minutes, where impressions will be taken
to make custom-fitted trays that hold the whitening gel next to your tooth’s surfaces. The
trays will be ready a few days later for you to pick up from the clinic. The whitening gel
can be purchased on the day of pick up. 

Combined teeth whitening treatment 

In-chair teeth whitening is performed at the clinic in combination with the impressions for
the take-home teeth whitening custom-fitted trays. Results will be seen immediately post-
. It takes between 60-90 minutes to complete. The patient returns to the clinic a
few days later to collect the trays. The whitening gel can be purchased on the day of pick
up. The patient may experience sensitivity and some gum irritation in the following days.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

What is the best whitener for your teeth? 

It has been found that hydrogen peroxide is the most effective product for whitening teeth.
This can be found in several different application methods, from in-chair whitening to
whitening strips sold over the counter. 

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth? 

Teeth whitening if done correctly and in moderation is not bad for your teeth and perfectly
safe to be used. As with anything if done in excess over time it can potentially have
negative impacts; it is best to listen to your dentist or follow the manufactures instructions
to avoid any misuse.  

Do teeth whiteners work? 

Yes, teeth whiteners do work. The effectiveness of these products is dependent on if they
are correctly used and maintained post-treatment to achieve the best long-term results.

Can anybody have the teeth whitening procedure?

Yes, anyone can have a teeth whitening procedure, as long as they have natural teeth to be
whitened. Unfortunately, any artificial teeth cannot be whitened using a whitening
treatment.  It is best to discuss the best teeth whitening options for you with your dentist and the best
options that cater to your needs.

What causes tooth discolouration? 

Tooth discolouration can be caused by two different factors, extrinsic and intrinsic

  • Extrinsic discolouration refers to eating certain foods, consuming certain beverages or
    tobacco use causing staining on the outside of your teeth. Things such as coffee, red wine,
    tea or foods with bright dyes lead to this type of staining.  
  • Intrinsic discolouration refers to staining that occurs within the tooth. This may happen
    due to medication use, tooth trauma, infection, childhood illness or simply because of

What are the risks associated with teeth whitening? 

Teeth whitening carries a very low risk if done correctly. Post teeth whitening, the patient
may experience some sensitivity in the treated teeth but this sensitivity should wear off
within the following days of treatment. Teeth whitening may also irritate the gums but this
too should wear off in the following days. 

How do I maintain my white teeth after the procedure? 

It is important to avoid anything that may cause staining, this includes but is not limited to;
white and red wine, tea, coffee, foods that contain strong coloured dyes, berries, sauces
such as tomato, soy and curries, as well as avoiding the use of tobacco products. 
Keep up with your regular oral hygiene practices, brushing at least twice daily and flossing
at least once, the use of a whitening toothpaste every few days may be required to keep
your desired results.

Why choose Chic Dental for teeth whitening? 

Chic Dental offers different options for teeth whitening to best suit you and your desired
results. From in-chair whitening to take-home custom whitening trays or a mix of both if
you desire, there is an option available for you and your personal needs. 

Can yellow teeth become white again? 

There is hope for those who believe their teeth will never be white again. Yes, teeth
whitening can lighten yellow-looking teeth and make them appear lighter in colour, it is
important to remember that the lighter your teeth are to start the lighter they will appear
post-treatment. It is also important not to have unrealistic expectations after your first
whitening treatment, with regular whitening yellow teeth can be lightened and will appear

Do LED lights whiten teeth? 

LED lights can help aid in the whitening process if used alongside the appropriate
whitening gel. A LED light alone will not whiten your teeth, as LED lights are used to help
activate the ingredient in whitening gels that lighten your teeth.

LED treatment for teeth whitening

How can I get white teeth in one day?

For the best results, in-chair whitening with your dentist is the way to go. This is because
they have products with a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide that you cannot buy
over the counter. 

Does baking soda whiten teeth? 

Baking soda can help to whiten teeth, but if you are looking for fast results baking soda will
not do the trick.

Does hydrogen peroxide whiten teeth?

Yes, hydrogen peroxide whitens teeth and can be found in most whitening products.

Written by Josephine Jenkins

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